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ONMA accepting nominations for Maxwell Award

The ONMA is now accepting nominations for the William Maxwell Award, which recognizes individual achievement in the advancement of the newspaper profession. The award can be made to people inside or outside the industry who have made significant contributions to journalism, the newspaper industry and the public’s right-to-know. The Maxwell Award is the ONMA’s highest honor.

The award is named for the publisher and editor of The Centinel of the Northwestern Territory.  Established in Cincinnati in 1793, The Centinel was the first newspaper in what would become the state of Ohio, admitted to the Union in 1803. The award was presented for the first time at the 2009 ONA Convention to Cleveland native Len Downie, Ohio State University journalism graduate and former editor of The Washington Post. 

This year’s nomination deadline is December 15. Please note that the award is not necessarily given out every year, only when there is a worthy nominee. For complete details go here.

To nominate someone, email the ONMA's Dennis Hetzel at

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